10 Secret Destinations in New England

7) Woodbury, Connecticut

An antique hunter’s paradise, Woodbury Connecticut, in the southwest corner of the state, was founded in 1673. It’s known as the Antique’s Capital of Connecticut. This town features an antique’s trail, which showcases over 35 unique and diverse shops that are open Wednesday through Sunday. There’s something for every taste and style, from 1700s Americana to vintage collectibles and more. It started over 50 years ago, when antique dealers set up shop in the historic homes that line Main Street and the surrounding roads. The town also features fine restaurants, exquisite country inns, art galleries and historic house museums. Some of the dealers showcase their treasures at several antique shows throughout the year. The area offers horseback riding, amusement parks, museums and a variety of local vineyards. If you’re a real bargain hunter, there’s a flea market every Saturday and Sunday with free admission and parking. For nature enthusiasts with a sweet tooth, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust offers you the chance to tap your own Maple sap right from the trees during Maple Sugaring Time, from January through March.